Capital investment for health: Case studies from Europe – 2009

Posted on November 25, 2009. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Hosp Design Planning Architecture | Tags: , |

Capital investment for health:  Case studies from Europe
Edited by Bernd Rechel, Jonathan Erskine, Barrie Dowdeswell, Stephen Wright and Martin McKee, The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, WHO Regional Office for Eurpoe, 2009, xviii + 185 pages  
ISBN 978 92 890 4178 2

“Capital investment in European health systems has to take account of the demographic and epidemiological transitions associated with an ageing population; advances in medical technologies and pharmaceuticals; rising public expectations; and persistent health inequalities.

This volume presents 11 case studies from across Europe of capital investment in health facilities, in the form of seven individual projects, two health systems, one corporate investor and one financing approach. They include hospitals or medical centres in the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, and Spain, and regional planning and a financing initiative in the United Kingdom and Italy.

This book offers policy-makers, planners, architects, financiers and managers practical illustrations of how health services can be translated into capital assets and aims to expand the evidence base on how to improve the long-term sustainability of capital investment.”

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